Archive for Guest Blogger

Long Overdue: The Paycheck Fairness Act

by the Hon. Lauren Beth Gash

When President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, it was a first step. Read more

Guest Blogger: Congresswoman Schakowsky on elections

Representative Jan Schakowsky spoke at the Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch and had plenty to say.  Read more

Change Is Slow, But Change Is Coming

by Guest Blogger Debra Shore, commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Read more

Rep. Bustos Another Voice In Congress

by Guest Blogger Cheri Bustos, IL 17

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Cheri Bustos and I represent the 17th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives after being elected last November. My district is a diverse one, stretching from Rockford to the Quad Cities to Peoria and everywhere in between. Read more

Why America Needs More Young Democratic Women

by Guest Blogger Emily Spangler, high school freshman

It’s 2012, yet women’s health is being threatened by bad legislation, the percentage of women in Congress stands at an appallingly low number of 16.8 percent and women politicians are still judged on what they look like rather than what they have to say. Read more

Renewing The American Dream

by Guest Blogger Tammy Duckworth, Candidate U.S. House of Representatives, 8th District

As a nation, we face incredible challenges right now. People are struggling to find jobs, pay their bills and make a better life for their children. When folks that I meet in Illinois’ 8th District tell me about struggling to put food on the table, I understand because I’ve been there. Read more